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Success! Mach from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Mach
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mach's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.

Photo of Mach post-operation

November 2, 2018

Mach underwent fracture repair surgery.

Mach’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her right arm. Surgery will allow Mach to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to move her arm again and work without pain.

She says, “I am pleased with the good results of my operation. I am happy I can move my arm without pain.”

Mach's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her right arm. Surgery w...

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October 21, 2018

Mach is a vegetable vendor from Cambodia. She has three sons. She likes to cook and watch TV.

Two years ago, Mach was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in her right arm. It is difficult for her to work and use her arm.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 22, Mach will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her use her arm freely again.

She says, “I hope I have no more pain and can use my arm again soon.”

Mach is a vegetable vendor from Cambodia. She has three sons. She likes to cook and watch TV. Two years ago, Mach was in a motor vehicle ...

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Mach's Timeline

  • October 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mach was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mach received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • October 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mach's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mach's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 7, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mach's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Mach's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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